I came across this article that has some health and spiritual tips. If I want to have a better life then I must share those tips with everyone.
Have a wonderful day everyday my dear readers
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer and reflection
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2012.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right things.
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. Forgiveness heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Last but not least:
40. Enjoy LIFE!
I was that person…
We all may have at some point started to act like that in our lives, and some are still stopping midway between the start line and the finish line considering to not just not to go forward, but instead to move sideways and quit while they are in the middle of……. well, your brain can fill that blank since you maybe able to relate.
What makes us start in the first place? Did we know that we are going to quit before we start working on sculpturing our dreams? Such knowledge would have prevented us from starting up in the first place, let alone to go through the process and the endurance of the hard work. Was it because we tasted the reality of it and it made us more aware that the blueprint we relate our work on is actually based on a dream? What motivates you to do what most of us would shy from?
The answer is simple…
The word that describes that answer can be simply put out in the open, but the truth is, obtaining it depends entirely on you… the answer is, PASSION!
To have passion in what you do in everything you are attempting to accomplish is what makes you move forward and not backward, certainly not sideways and out of the track, because passion will guide you to your goal.
Have passion in what you do and there will be no stopping you. Your dream is but a prophecy waiting to be fulfilled. So be true to your message, and let passion guides you while you walk in the right way… not the easy way and not the simple way, but the right way.
~ A. H. Amin
Here’s a new day where the whole world gathered to see a man ascending to the heavens, we held our breathes to witness a great moment in history not far-fetched from the moment a man first walked on the moon. Having that thought in my mind I couldn’t help but wonder if Neil Armstrong was up there with him, patting Felix on the shoulder and wishing him good luck.
A star descended from the heavens to us mortals, showing us how courage and determination can change dreams into realities.
God bless you, Felix, and welcome back to earth.
Read the full story here in the Telegraph, UK
kill all the animals cut off the wood
why live in a world that no longer good
standing in the rain watching people who pass
leaving their marks on asphalt or grass
there I stood searching for a face
I stood and stared but still no trace
who am I looking for over here and there
is it a world that fade in darkness and despair
and left none but aimlessness and fair
or is it me who I’m looking for
a soul which left earth and went up to sour
leaving the dark world and flying to the sky
cause there isn’t any tears, no why would we cry
we don’t need a sword we don’t need the pain
all we need is a beautiful view and a brush and paint
that’s the world we all dream and hope
and then come back and throw them in a dump
for we know no matter how we tried
there is a strong long rope that keep us tied
to all the traditions that should be forgotten
but that’s how we live and that’s what’s written
should I be a rebel? no, I don’t dare
to live like a bee where honored or a dear
yet even those still have to scare
for there’ll always be a lizard or bear
even the rose can’t live free
she’ll always be under the shadow of a tree
It’ll always be this way and some day we’ll choose
between leaving this behind or stay right here and lose
My second cousin (First cousin once removed technically) wrote this amazing poem three years ago. It seemed only like yesterday she was that little kid who I used to tell adventure stories to. She contacted me on facebook recently, telling me how much she enjoyed it when I get carried away while doing a fight scenes to her and the other young ones.
She recently got accepted in Med. school where she lives right now, in Iraq. This poem she shared with me today made me realize how much I have been neglectful. Once my vacation comes I’ll pay them a visit, it has been seven years since I last went there, I only went last month to attend my grandmother’s funeral. Next time I’ll be there for them and also, hopefully, I’ll be able to get my hands on more of her great works.
Every action has a reaction, the latter changes with our progress. I believe individual’s reactions vary from one previous age to another, originating from no experience or the opposite. The memories of my own life is being correlated to events I’m witnessing with many young and old passengers of our lives. It made me think how I used to be, what I became, how I am right now and what one can become later in life.
We experience the world for the first time, on our first exposure we find ourselves vulnerable, if we lose love, if we lose friends, if we didn’t get what we worked so hard for we breakdown, slowly gluing ourselves back. We were once fragile, we break when our imaginary world collides with the real world, an action that has one of the worse results, it manipulates our world, changing it into another world, suited for someone else, someone I became later.
I welcomed myself to the new world, where things are easier, less attachments will lead to more growth, no more friends who argue with what you say and make you feel less, no more addition to my responsibility list. ‘It’ll reduce the weight, my life will move faster’. I shield my heart from all that can penetrate it with a hard, rigid crust. ‘I am invincible, bulletproof, rigid’. That was the result of my previous collision… an altered universe and an altered mind.
Everything in the world has limits, a yield strength. The shield may have succeeded in preventing external influences, but not the internal ones. The loneliness, the sense of under accomplishment, the illusion that you have no reaction to any action was all building inside the heart, all it takes is time to find out that your shield began to crack, and before you know it, it breaks, you are fragile again. There is no permanent shell, and you stop instead of moving, trying to know what is the real world.
If wasn’t for what my father had said four years ago, I don’t think I would have become what I am right now. He told me:-
‘Life is a very strong current, if you go against it it’ll break you, always keep moving’
I opened my heart for the world, in all its kindness and cruelty. I have accepted it and in return it accepted me. When a door shuts, I don’t shy away, I knock and wait. Every chance must be seized, and every loss will be compensated in the end, and if not, well… that’s life, we bounce to another door, many have been created around us, we keep knocking and exploring, exploring opportunities, friendships, love… we experience life. And the best way to function in it is by becoming resilient.
Evil was not the first thing that came to my mind when things had started. I was 16 at the time, I saw an accident, an act of god.
Later a different story surfaced, that it was done by those who claim they are doing it in god’s name, using their religion as an excuse, a religion with a book that clearly said ”whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.” A religion where they also had played with the meanings of the words and passed on those meanings for many, like the word ‘Shaheed’ … a thing one must seek… many say that it means martyr, someone who dies for a cause, while the truth is it means knowledge and education.
9/11 is a resonance of a lion, its loud, and one that can’t fade away, and no one expect that to happen. I want to talk to everyone not to say forget… what I want to say is forgive. Forgive those who have no hand, mind or heart of what ever had happened, forgive those whom their only mistake is they were born in another place not familiar to yours, forgive those who have no knowledge of the truth, but the knowledge of the lies their minds are feeding on.
Forgive, for if you believe in god or a higher power, then you know all things will be settled eventually, and the ones who were innocent, guilty, or just in between will have what their deeds will buy for them. And if you do not believe in a higher power… then I beg that you believe in the little one, our children, they see the world through us, let them grow in a much better and open minded environment, one that produces a good person… you may end up saving his or her life, and eventually, the lives of humankind.
I haven’t posted for almost a week because my family had lost a great piece that made us whole, and we needed time to clear our grief and sorrow that filled her place. I can’t think of her without remembering that every time she ‘s around, smiles and laughter were always keeping here company. She tells the funniest stories ever and she gave everyone around us nicknames. I won’t share mine, it will be between her and me, and maybe someone special who happens to see her picture around.
Her name was Hadya which means gift in my language, she was a priceless one indeed.
May she finds the peace she always wished for us all.